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Category: Meaning of Life

A great new life

A great new life

Dear reader, I would like to share story of my life. Originally I am from Madhya Pradesh, India. I am 25 years old and work as Male Nurse Hospital for 2 years now.

I ran away from my family when I was barely 7 years old. I have vivid memories of my alcoholic father, my younger brother and loving mother. I remember getting in a train and I didn’t know where it was going. I ended up at Pune Railway station and that became my home for some time.

My daily routine was to beg on streets and railways, steal from passengers. I slept on the street and railway platform and I had to hide from the police. One day the police came at the station and sent all street children to the Government run Juvenile homes which were like hell on earth.

One day I ran away from there at first opportunity and retuned to the railway station. At the railway station I met a few boys and we became best buddies and we formed a gang. I remember at that young age we indulged in smoking, drinking cheap liquor and stealing. We would scavenge for food and eat whatever we could get.

Every now and then I would think of returning home but the fear of father’s beating would kept me from returning to home. During this period I met someone who would come to visit the kids that were living in the streets, chat with us and gave us some food.

He became a good friend. One day he asked me to go with him to a shelter for street kids. I started living at the shelter and was could go to school. There I heard about the love of God for mankind and about Jesus Christ and I learned stories of Jesus from Bible.

My life fully changed

In 2009 I visited a youth camp. It was so powerful and life changing. During one of the meetings I experience the power of God come upon me. I realised about all de bad things I had done in life and aked God to forgive me and help me. I accepted the life saving offer of Jesus Christ. This encounter changed my life completely. I became serious about life & God.

In February 2019 I started praying to find my family. It is really miracle what happened after these prayers. I was 7 years old when I left my house and only remembered some parts of the city I lived in. Me and a friend from the shelter went to my birth city. When we arrived in this city I prayed again that I could find my family.

After that prayer I started to remember the location where we used to live when I was young. But my parent shifted 10 years ago to out of the city into a village nearby. One of the former neighbours helped me to go to the village and to my surprise I found my mother and brother and sister.

My father has left my family 3 years ago. My mother and my brother and sister were very poor. I started sharing my life to my mother and many other villagers. I told them how God has brought me back and how my life is nowadays.

Many villagers heard about the love of Jesus Christ for the first time and got to know about the rescue of lives through Jesus. I was lost but I found God and my family.

Maybe you are not living in the streets, but you can feel just as lost and without hope. Maybe you are also looking for the purpose of your life.

If you would learn how to have a living relationship with God, your Creator, then start your week of thinking and learning today:

Find Truth in Life

Find Truth in Life

As I started to write this blog, my mind just took me back to my childhood days as a four-year-old boy. My mom was taking me and my brother out of the home and sent us to a boarding school. Not knowing at that age why she was keeping both of us in a boarding school.  I didn’t want to stay in the boarding school, I just wanted to be at home, but I had no choice.

I grew up as a fatherless child, even though he was alive. He left our family before I was born, so I never experienced my fathers love and care. He was an alcoholic and he abused my mom physically and emotionally. I  grew up with fear, feeling insecure and full of shame. I developed habits that are not healthy. I used to think I’m a good person but I was different inside and different outside.

As young man worried about my life and often asked to myself: why was I born? Why am I in this world and where am I going? How am I going to live in this world?  Can I blame my Dad for my life because he left us? Can I blame my Mom because she put me in boarding school? I wanted to know the truth about life.  

Someone told me, you can find anything when you put your heart, mind and soul into it. I really wanted to know the truth and wanted to be a different person.  Despite my circumstances in life, at different stages in my life I had people who would encourage me. People who could help me to know the truth, the truth about life, future, and about the world. Thanks to the people who encouraged me, I began to understand and accept the truth. My life changed.

I realised that my life is in my own hands. Depends on my thinking, my decisions, and steps I would take that will have either positive or negative effect on my life.

The truth has given me a hope and a direction in my life gave me hope for future. The hope has given me the courage to take steps in life and as a result, my life transformed and developed to be a better person and put me in a strong position in whatever I did.

My desire was to help people who struggle like me, and was able to help many people in knowing and understanding truth about life.  

So, I would say, you have value and purpose in your life. No matter who and what you are at this moment.  Surround yourself with good people who encourage you, Be who you are with people. Be with those who trust you and help you, no matter who you are and what you do. Listen and accept the truth, the truth about life and world. Believe in the truth that gives you hope and take steps that would build your life and you would see your life transformed and in turn, you would help others to change themselves.

 
Contributed by Abraham
 
 

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Find peace and rest

Find peace and rest

Many of us are running around, organising their lives in the best way. We need to look after our job, our family and social life. Our boss is demanding, Facebook is sending push messages and our friends are asking when to go out again.

Much of it is fun to do, but the whole lot of it is sucking all energy out of us. Often we do not sleep well, we feel tired and can feel even depressed as we are not fulfilling al that is asked from us.

What’s the use of all of this you may ask. How to find some peace and rest? 

There is someone special who tells us that he can offer you peace and rest…

“Come to me all of you who are tired from the heavy burden you have been forced to carry.

I will give you rest.

Accept my teaching. Learn from me.

I am gentle and humble in spirit. And you will be able to get some rest. Yes, the teaching that I ask you to accept is easy. The load I give you to carry is light.”

That’s quite a statement…! If your want to learn more about it, read on and discover your peace and rest…

Continue…

Find peace and rest

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